Unapproachable Norton

The Norton 16H, one of a number of motorcycles used during World War Two, proved itself, among other things as a capable despatch rider’s machine

With its tank shape from the 1930s and a tried and tested engine, the archaic Norton WD16H was modified to accept standardised equipment, introduced as the war went on

‘By 1939, what the War Office really wanted was a lightweight motorcycle, not exceeding 250lb’

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